Control Of Duct Borne Noise

A typical duct borne noise transmission problem is illustrated in Fig. 14.14. A fan is located in a mechanical enclosure and transmits noise down a supply duct and into an occupied space. On the return side the ceiling space acts as a plenum for return air, which enters through a lined elbow. There could well be more paths to analyze, such as breakout from the side of a supply or return elbow before the silencer however, for purposes of this example, we limit it to these two. The starting point...